First Balkan School of Molecular pathology

First Balkan School of Molecular pathology

First Balkan School of Molecular pathology

Organized by BAPPM and Medical University Pleven
Sofia 26th of October, 2019

Preliminary program

8.30-9.00 Registration

9.00-9.15 Opening– Prof. S Popovska, MD,DSc.-  Vice-rector Medical University Pleven, Dr. Jasmina Koeva-Balabanova-Chair of the Board of BAPPM

9.15-10.00State of the Art Lecture Liquid Biopsy: Plasma and Beyond” – Prof. Dr. George J. Netto – Chair of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

10.00-10.45 Molecular basis of heredity and organization of the human genome. Types of gene mutations. Oncogenetics” – Dr. Zornica Kamburova, MD, Department of Microbiology, Virology and Medical Genetics, Medical University Pleven

10.45-11.15 Coffee-Break

11.15-12.00 Genetic testing in oncology – types and aims – Dr. Radoslava Vazharova, MD, PhD, Department of Biology, Medical Genetics and Microbiology, Medical Faculty, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

12.00-12.45 “Comprehensive Genetic Profiling” – Prof. Dr. Savelina Popovska – Head of Depаrtment of Clinical Pathology, Medical University Hospital, Pleven

12.45-13.45 Working Lunch

13.45-14.30 Molecular diagnostic techniques – polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Samples for DNA analysis  and DNA quantification – Tereza Dineva, Sector of Molecular Pathology, Scientific Laboratory, Medical University, Pleven

14.30-15.15 “Molecular diagnostic techniques – current diagnostic methods, Next Generation Sequence (NGS). Platforms. Transcriptome Sequencing (RNA-seq). Circulating free DNA (cell-free DNA) – Lubomir Balabanski, “Malinov”Clinic, Sofia

15.15-15.45-  Coffee break

15.45-16.30   Diagnostic, prognostic and predictive biomarkers in Non-small-cell lung carcinoma– Prof. S.Popovska, MD,DSc, Head of Dept of Clinical Pathology, Medical University Hospital, Pleven

 16.30-17.15 “Illumina” Platforms”– Dr. Theodor.Zamfirov, “Elta 90”

17.15-17.30 Closing

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